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Brooch / pendant (mourning)

Object Number: 
ca. 1857
Gold, hair, pearls, glass
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 x 1/4 in. ( 6 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm )
engraved: on reverse: "In memory of / Catharine Elliot / died 2 Novr. 1850 aged 54 / John Elliot / died March 17th 1857 / Aged 64."
Large oval gold and hairwork mourning brooch; gold mounting framed with abstract stars and crescents; hair inside clear glass compartment in fan and flower motifs; 3 small pearls and gold wire decoration; pin and pendant bail attachments; inscription on reverse.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group